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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

If She Were Her Own



She held onto her agony
She contained her shrieks
Tormented, shattered, orphaned
But her bruises do speak

Many will gasp in shock
It's ruthless and unheard of
Mothers soothe our pain
Not beat us or keep us under locks

She suffered the unspoken
Laden with sorrow she still strive
I salute her courage
As she did survive

How can anyone witness and not rescue her?
Are we this thick-skinned?
Letting a girl die in anguish
Silenced, even when humanity is killed

Hard to fathom
Many questions bother me since I heard
Are we good enough for words?
And not act when someone is hurt

Even with father and (step)mother
She was all alone
I wonder ever since
What if, she was her own?

A 19 year old girl was being brutally tortured by her step mother. She was beaten ruthlessly and kept under dire conditions. I was shocked to hear that step mother poured toilet cleaner in her mouth and over her face. And his real father witnessed all this barbarism in silence. I wonder, what kind of person does that? And, why people around her never came to her rescue. Though, she is rescued now by an NGO, but I am thinking about all who witnessed this torture - are we only good enough for tall claims on social media? And will justice be served? Read more - Here 

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59 comments:

  1. this poem has said everything the torture, the pain that girl girl would have went through... Its very sigh to know such kind of incident coming from various parts of our country. Those people have lost their humanity...

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    1. Yes, they have. I pray that she gets justice.

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  2. I am Shocked to know it as real ! animals, savages , brutes .....
    your poem brings out the anguish of the girl and spinelessness of the society Saru ..Bravo for your words !

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    1. Even I was shocked. I heard it on TV early morning. Hope she gets justice and a better life now.

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  3. Honestly, I wonder in what kind of world we living. Your poem expresses the anguish, pain and torture, how people are turning into savage indulging in such a barbaric act.

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    1. I wonder the same. World seems to be deteriorating with each passing day. Bring some cheer, people.

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  4. I can sense your inherent emotions buried in this beautiful creation Saru.. Indeed soul stirring it is <3

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  5. This is heart wrenching Saru. What low levels can people stoop to.

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    1. I wonder the same. Thanks for reading, Somali.

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  6. My God ! Humanity is dead ! how can a human being show such height of cruelness towards an innocent child ! The poem you penned has got me thinking...

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    1. We all think the same. Thanks for reading, Najm. :)

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  7. She suffered the unspoken
    Laden with sorrow she still strive
    I salute her courage
    As she did survive

    Even with father and (step)mother
    She was all alone
    I wonder ever since
    What if, she were her own
    Heart touching words Saru Ji ....
    Saru Ji , can you tell me what can I do for a child like this ? As I know a girl child of same condition as you mentioned in your post but she is just of 3-4 yrs old and nobody care her besides his Grandpaa.

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    1. That's good to know. Thank you so much for sharing a good thing with us.

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  8. Terrible .Thanks for sharing this Saru, We all hear and read of such horror stories every day, but only a few of us choose to reflect, then write about it.Kudos to you

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  9. A very powerful poem Saru Maam, Its indeed sad to see such terrible incidences happening around :( Atleast this is one of those reported case's of violence ... what about those girls/ladies who face such torture in daily basis and find no other way to escape but end their lives...

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    1. Yeah, I bet there are thousands which never come to surface. I feel sorry for all those. Wish there was some way to make it right.

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  10. That's indeed a very powerful tale and astonishing at the same time. It fills me up with so much pain.. why do such kind of people even exist?

    Very well written

    Geets

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    1. We all wonder the same. Thanks for reading, Geetika.

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  11. How can a human being, that of female species..can do that??? :-(( it's brutally shocking... and you've so well depicted the torment and the pain...Kudos, Saru... :-)

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  12. How this can be done by any human? Shameless and merciless act! Its shocking.

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  13. such a spineless father must be punished. the mother will pay for these deeds, no one can escape the law of Karma. I hope the poor girl is fine now, may God give her strength and support. Nice poem, every word is so intense and poignant. Loved it

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    1. God give her strength and some justice.

      Thank you for reading, Ankita.

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  14. My heart breaks to hear of such brutality!

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  15. Heart wrenching..I fail to understand how can a mother do this :( :(

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  16. Terrible. This is very disturbing. How can someone descend to such extent of inhumanness. Thank you for sharing Saru. The poem is really beautiful.

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    1. I agree and thanks for appreciating the poem, Dipanwita.

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  17. I am in tears reading this story.
    How can anyone be so cruel? Such people are devils in disguise of humans.
    Poem so too touching.

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    1. Yes, they are not worthy to be called human.

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  18. What the step mother did was terrible.. And the silence of her father makes me feel he is under some kind of pressure not to react. Either ways, humanity has gone to the dogs. No wait, let's not insult dogs here (sic)..

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    1. He is a coward, what else we can say. I feel sorry for the girl and pray she gets better life now.

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  19. It's actually really sad when ones own parents behave like this :(. The children have nowhere to go in such a case. Your poem has truly captured the torture and the pain the girl must have suffered.

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    1. True, children are the sufferers.

      Thanks for appreciating the poem, Aseem.

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  20. Your words are deep, emotional and intense. Feeling angry on reading the true incident. How cruel they could be.. You have brought out the emotions very well.

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  21. This one moved me. So poignant.

    That event disturbed me and it happened in my city, that is even more disturbing. Sometimes I wonder at the cruelty people are capable of. It is shocking!

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  22. How cruel parents can be? And they are in real. The sad part is that a mother has done this barbarous act.

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  23. Such brutal treatment metted out to your own blood n still d silence. Her father should have been her shield.. Such ppl deserve extreme punishment... May that poor soul be blessed with a better life. May no other have to go through such tortures.. May humanity prevail..
    Nicely worded saru..

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    1. Yes, they deserve extreme punishment, but knowing the law of our country, I bet he will wander scot free.

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  24. It is a pity that those who are supposed to protect , become the worst tormentors! The sad reality is perfectly penned with anguish , Saru!

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    1. Sometimes, I feel sorry for their bad luck. And, thanks for reading, Sir.

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  25. Very shocking. I've heard stories where fathers allow step mothers to have a free hand, and I cant believe those people allow others to treat their own children this way. And they still call themselves fathers. Pathetic!

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  26. That's horrible. Such people should be punished.

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  27. heart breaking....my heart reaches out to such victims who have done no wrong and still suffer. the poem and words chosen so apt Saru, may this world be a better place for all Amen.

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    1. Amen! We all wish for a happier world.

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